Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas is Coming

Saying for the day- Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall. ~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

“Christmas is coming” at this point in time sounds like a threat.

“Christ is coming”. That’ a promise.

“Christmas is coming” that’s a threat.


Because we aren’t ready.

There are four days left and we aren’t ready.

Our Christmas shopping isn’t done.

Our house isn’t cleaned ( thank the dog).

We have yet to shop for food.

An army is about to descend upon this house and we aren’t ready.

We wanted this to be the greatest Christmas ever.
You know, the one my grandkids would someday tell their grandkids about.

We wanted everything perfect.

But we aren’t ready.

So today we go into attack mode, condition red.
Early this morning we venture out of the Fortress to shop, We are after food and gifts.
This afternoon we will clean. The dog will have to stay in her crate.

Or we could wait until tomorrow.
We do have four whole days you know.
Those stories grandchildren tell grandchildren are overrated anyway.
But we hope you will have the greatest Christmas ever.

#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal, except for the pigeons. Ms. Purcell is continuing to study the Pigeons of Pigeon Falls. Perhaps she will do a serious scientific paper on odd pigeon behavior. She has enough video to make a pigeon movie once it is all edited. Why pigeons could become as popular as penguins. The movie “ Pigeon Patterns” might possibly sweep the company. Little stuffed pigeons could become all the rage.
Tommy UK still thinks the pigeons are playing follow the leader. But Ms. Purcell is not even considering the idea. She simply repeats that pigeons aren’t followers. There is something else going on here.
Tommy TW is ready for his first book signing today. Jack over at Jack’s Sauna is a bit nervous. He might end up on television. The signing will take place in the lobby of the Sauna. There isn’t a lot of room there but enough for a line in and a line out. It will be warm.
Aside from the pigeons and the book signing life goes on as normal for four days before Christmas. People are going off to Marquette or Iron Mountain for last minute Christmas shopping, relatives are arriving, and a few are packing up to go and visit children who live in warmer places. Some of the older residents are baking ( a lost art). By Christmas there will be cookies, pies, buns, and a pile of traditional food that didn’t come from any store.
Today's Link-A Thousand Wordsworth- She has a cute picture for you.
A very good day. In the morning we went to Wal Mart. The store is so big I lost Betty. When I found her it was time to go back to the Fortress. My sister called and all is well.In the afternoon Betty cleaned and I worked in the basement on the lay out. Just one nice day. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

Ohhh. If she makes a movie of the pigeons, then pigeon themed umbrellas will really take off. Someone needs to jump on that idea quick. Maybe Tommy UK could do it for his college fund.

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Jack closed the sauna and went to Florida for the winter?

8:15 AM  
Blogger Louisiana said...

My dearest friend,
now that you read my great news of my trip, now that you see that our lives are coming about better and brighter, than i want you and Betty to know that i have many people to thank for. Of course God and His Mother and so many, many beautiful hearts but you and yours Dr. John have prayed for us and loved us so hard and wish us nothing but joy and peace that i know God heard your sweet voices.

Thank you.

I was here to visit early on monday and i was going to come back later on to write you a post but our internet and phones were out until tuesday late afternoon.

i thank you for my lovely present of the trip. as you can see, it all came to be true and now i'm off soon to see my family some of them i haven't seen in a good 23 yrs..some i have seen while i was there in the last 2 yrs when i was going to the cruises..but as you know they were few hours, 1 or 2 days wasn't enough...and now i'm off to spent a whole 2 wks with them, with my grandma, with my cousins, uncles and the best is that my mom and sister are going to. my grandma turns 84 on the 3rd of Jan and so all her grandchildren except for one, that can't get out of work, all her children will be there to celebrate her special day.

i haven't seen my uncle and auntie (mom's sibblings) in so many years i tell you and i can't wait the mins and hours to be there with them.

i so wish my kids could come but we will make that happen soon i hope so dearly. i would love for them to meet them all, specially to spend and meet my grandma and it will happen.

i'm blessed for so many reasons and i'm so for ever grateful for it all.

i send my last email ever to Jerry telling him i will not press charges against him for the camera and will not be dealing with him to get payments. if he ever sends me a check great and if not, i'm letting it all go. finally, i'm growing up and i listen to what you said. i don't want to loose anymore, my turn to move ahead and that money is not worth more bad stuff. thank you for your advice. it is done. all done finally and all behind me. it was my Christmas present to me and the kids. let go of it all even the debt.

i'm hesitant to leave the kids, as happy and i mean happy as i am to go, i miss them so very much but they will be 1 wk in Edmonton with their dad and his family and than back here i guess but they will have his full attention and care and i know they will be alright.

Fran will have the hardest time but we will talk daily and we will both be alright and look forward to being together again.

i love you and Betty and Lori and Pennie and your sons and your grandsons and sweet Brea. i thank you for being in our lives. we are sendind you a letter in the mail, it will get to you late and i'm sorry for that but as long as you get it, i will be happy.

thank you again, enjoy your family in such a beautiful time and now that we are with you all in spirit if not in miles.

God Bless and see you and visit you soon...

Until soon, Love, Louisiana and kids. xoxooxoxoo

11:42 AM  
Blogger Josie said...

Dr. John, I predict your grandkids will say this was the best Chrismtas ever!

Merry Christmas to you and your family,


4:06 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

I'm feeling your pain. My son and his fiance are coming home for Christmas and very a long list of reasons we want this to be a really great Christmas for her. We still have sooooo much to get done. Since school ended yesterday and my husband is on vacation until New Year's we go into attack mode today.

I'm betting your grandkids remember any time with you and Betty as the best. How could they not?

3:48 AM  
Anonymous AtomiK Kitten said...

Christmas is coming does sound like a threat right now, LOL. Although I am glad that Christ is coming soon for His bride!

7:26 AM  

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